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  • 95 references 55 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Box Office force @Watershed, Bristol's prime alternative ...
  • Film studies
  • From Leuven, Flanders, Belgium
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About Me


movies are my life: I make, watch, sleep, breath and dream them


Who am I?

Just another cliche example of a twenty-something who went looking for fulfilment and the virtues of travelling. I Hitchhiked from my hometown Leuven (Belgium) to Sydney (Australia) and I passed Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, South-East Asia, Indonesia, Australia. With a thumb on the side of the road. Maybe not such a cliche after all. You can read my story on the website

I met my British partner on the road and decided to settle with her in Bristol in the UK

Who am I? I'm a former freelance-journalist for some Belgian magazines , a box office supervisor at a local art-house cinema , a movie aficionado, a self declared pop culture critic, a past time date show participant, a storyteller and an alternative traveler.


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." [M.Twain]

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Where do I start: I hosted around a hundred surfers and I surfed around a hundred couches spread out over 4 continents: I've travelled through the United states (New York, Michigan, Detroit, Virgina, Washington D.C., Philladelphia). I've been in Turkey (Istanbul, Ankarra, Pamukkale, Capadociё), Italy (The Venice film festival), Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark.

I hitchhiked extensively around England Ireland , Scotlamd , Iceland, Germany, Poland , Chezch Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, France and Spain

in2012 I embarked upon my biggest trip: I hitchhiked from Belgium to Australia, and passed Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, South-East Asia, Indonesia and Australia.

I've hosted
-Alex en Stephanie from Quebec
-Bella, Blessing and Allison from California
-Sam from Australia
-Judit and Andrea from Budapest, Hungary
-Monica and Anete from Sweden and Latvia
-Patrick (Poodie), John and Wes from St. Louis, Missouri USA
-Kenny and Randy from Troy, Michigan, USA
-Daphnée, Aimee and Lena from Montreal (Canada), Chicago (USA) and Latvia
-Insa, Tabea and Andrea ('Andy') from Freiburg, Germany
-Lainee en Amy from Canberra, Australia
-Dessi from New Haven, Conneticut, USA
-Gene from Sydney, Australia
-Greg from Adelaide, Australia
-Ashley from Seattle, USA, Jean from Australia, Chris from London (UK)

Hosted by
-Hélène, in Liverpool, UK
-Thobias, in Belfast Ireland
-Maxim and Emma in Sligo
-Jimmy in Galway, Ireland, Ireland
-Sean in Cork
-Seamus in Cork, Ireland
-Adrian in Glasgow, Scotland
-Robert in Newcastle UK
-Melanie in York, UK
-Ryan and Elisa in Akureyri, Iceland
- Moritz in Hamburg, Germany
-Marlen in Berlin, Germany
-Anna in Warshaw, Poland
-Fred in Krakov, Poland
-Daan in Prague, Czech Republic
-Mary in Prague, Czech Republic
-Ivana in Zagreb, Croatia
-Ike in Milan, Italy
-Jo in Nice, France,
-Keveen in Draguignon, France

guided by
-Cecilie through Copenhagen, Danmark

guided through Brussels:
Cormac and Poody from Dublin, Ireland


Film is my religion and cinema is my church, I devour films as if it's an integral & essential part of my life.

I like to travel to get out of my comfort zone. Travelling is about experiencing countries and not so much about seeing them... I love to hitchhike... it's a great way to get under the skin of a country...I love reading and cooking (I can make a mean Belgian beef stew) I like art and photography and I enjoy playing boardgames with some friends.

  • arts
  • culture
  • festivals
  • drinking
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • coding
  • sailing
  • freelancing
  • journalism

Music, Movies, and Books

Where do I start: *taking a look at my iPod-playlist:

Singer-Songwriters from the 70ees: Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Bob Seger, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave and the Bad seeds, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & sons, The Tallest Man on Earth, The National, David Bowie, Elbow, Isobell Campbell, Mark Lanegan, Monsters of Folk...

MOVIES: (Directors) : tough one, but here is a list of directors I truly admire: Brian DePalma, William Friedkin. Martin Scorcese, Terence Malick, Michael Mann, The Coen Brothers, David Fincher, David Lynch, Richard Linklater, Akira Kurosawa, Yashiguro Ozu, John Carpenter, Quentin Tarantino, Wim Wenders, Paul Thomas Anderson, Lars Von Trier, Bong Joon-HO, Park Chan-Wook, Wong Kar-Wai, Pedro Almodovar, James Gray, Asghar Farhadi, Hirokazu Koreeda, Pablo Sorrentino, Pablo Lorrain (whoops, I can literally go on forever)

TELEVISION: Six Feet under (best series ever), Twin Peaks, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Arrested Development, Mad Men, The Office, ....

BOOKS: The First books that pop up in my mind: The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Chabon) Special Topics In Calamity Physics (Pessl), Choke (Palahniuk), De Helaasheid der dingen (Verhulst), Tales of the Unexpected (Dahl), The Catcher in The Rye (Salinger). My favourite book of all time is probably 100 years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

I Love comics and Graphic Novels : Black Hole , Sin City, Jinx, blankets , Daniel Cloves...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

the out crossed words on my 'things to do before I die list: I hitchhiked from Belgium to Sydney, I was an extra for a Hollywood film, I posed naked for a spencer tunick picture(check him out), I travelled 4 continents, I interviewed celebrities and I as of February 2016, I got engaged with Laura, my lovely partner-in crime.

But there are still a lot of things that aren't out crossed

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm a participant of the youth hostel philosophy: to travel and to meet new people to stay with when you are abroad. you have to dare to take risks : a night in a strange country can be disappointing, but it can also be really nice.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In


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